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Reader Mail Dec 8, 2011

Defense official deserves respect

Regarding the Dec. 2 editorial "Abominable remark over Futenma": Perhaps the comment of the now former Okinawa Defense Bureau chief, Satoshi Tanaka, should be taken with a translation of "screwed over" rather than "raped". In which case his comment would suggest that the Japanese ...

Editorials Dec 2, 2010

Cautious after impressive half

Firms listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange have reported strong performances for the April-September period, helped by government subsidies for eco-friendly cars and electronic appliances and strong exports to emerging economies. But they are likely to have a difficult time ...

Commentary / World Mar 3, 2010

Tweets of freedom are ringing across China

NEW YORK — Google has been widely celebrated for its loud refusal to continue censoring its search results in China. It is still unclear whether Google will continue to operate in China, but in any event we are not about to see much change ...

Editorials Apr 3, 2007

Britain opts for new nukes

Britain has decided to renew its nuclear deterrent. A parliamentary vote last month sharply divided the ruling Labor Party, forcing Prime Minister Tony Blair to rely on opposition Conservatives to pass the measure. Mr. Blair made his case by arguing that international uncertainty required ...